vertu

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ver·tu

 (vər-to͞o′)
n.
Variant of virtu.

vertu

(vɜːˈtuː)
n
(Art Terms) a variant spelling of virtu

vir•tu

or ver•tu

(vərˈtu, ˈvɜr tu)

n.
1. excellence or merit in objects of art, curios, and the like.
2. (used with a pl. v.) such objects or articles collectively.
3. a taste for such objects.
[1715–25; < Italian virtù, vertù virtue]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vertu - love of or taste for fine objects of artvertu - love of or taste for fine objects of art
appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness, taste - delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values); "arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success"; "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"
2.vertu - artistic qualityvertu - artistic quality      
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare